Characters Appearing: Angel, Beast, Changeling, Cyclops, Iceman, Jean Grey, Mekano
Uncanny X-Men #36
Issue(s): Uncanny X-Men #36
...the X-Men have to stop a college student in a battle-suit on a "my rich daddy doesn't love me" kick...
...and the father shows his thanks by buying them some plane tickets.
The Factor Three storyline started back in issue #27 when Xavier was so frantic to bolster his forces that he attempted recruiting Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch, and even Spider-Man, and then settled for the not-quite-reformed Mimic. Since then Xavier seemed to lose his sense of urgency about the matter and we've had several unrelated stories. It's actually kind of cool to see a slow-boiling plotline at this point in publication time, although some issues, especially this one, have felt a bit like padding, especially when accompanied by another artist replacement. In any event, things get wrapped up in the next arc.
At that start of this issue, some random burglars break into the school, and after the Beast subdues them, Cyclops erases their memories using Cerebro and sends them to a police station.
Quality Rating: C-
Chronological Placement Considerations: The X-Men get on a plane at the end of this issue and shouldn't be seen anywhere before the start of next issue.
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: Marvel Masterworks: The X-Men vol. 4
I thought this was both lame and convenient.
Posted by: Bobby Sisemore | November 12, 2016 8:54 PM
A nice thing about these three silver age teams: Avengers, X-men, and FF is that they are all quite distinct in make-up, personality and motivation. The FF is a family, the Avengers are a bit of mixed bag team and the X-men are the youth. It's clear Stan wasn't just copying what worked but tried to make each team unique
Posted by: kveto | May 23, 2018 4:14 AM
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